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FULL TEXT: "Silent From Mugabe's Era, Artists Won't Be Silent This Time," - Actress


Precious Musarurwa, Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) Secretary-General and Harare East Aspiring Member of Parliament, has said “artists will not be silent this time” and will be participating actively in political and governance discourses. She speaks as fellow artists, Sanii Makhalima and Seh Calaz have openly announced that they are backing opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa. The revelations attracted backlash from some quarters but they remained adamant and Musarurwa has joined the bandwagon. Pindula News presents an unaltered article by Musarurwa:

For long artists have tried to let their voices be heard but the political arena from Mugabe times could not allow that association. So yes we were silent.

As a film scriptwriter, writing about the reality in our politics was taboo as one would face political hurdles along the way. I could observe, learn and keep silent. The reason I was silent to speak out directly on politics is because of fear of victimization by politicians. Then one would be victimized for aligning with the then opposition MDC.

The struggle is real. These politicians won’t spare you when they know your affiliation politically but it is everyone’s democratic right to associate and express oneself.

The banter by Biti, a legislator and long time representative of the people leaves one wondering if he is for all or just power. There was a time artists were silent so much that the likes of Hopewell were screaming for their voices. Now each artist who is seen with a politician or who shows off his or her allegiance is a sellout.

We are used to these abusive experiences coming from ZANU PF, the first republic. Now, if Biti whom I voted for in 2018, is seen disregarding artists for accepting to provide their services to another party, I become worried, and sure that I was right to challenge him.

Biti just reminded me of that ZANU youth, Tafadzwa Mugwadi, who provokes everyone and everything that’s not on his side. In a country with such leaders that provoke and never push for peaceful mobilization but create war zones, Zimbabwe is far from healing.

Biti has had it all. The time and chance to motivate these artists he now calls sellouts but how has he performed in his constituency?

He has been in party leadership from MDCT, MDC ALLIANCE, PDP, and now CCC in the past 22 years of his political career. Has he upraised any artist? To what level?

Yes, Biti can articulate well and has information but what has he achieved to function to fruition as a legislator?

Many laws are not yet aligned with our Constitution yet we have legislators that go on strike, fight each other in parliament and that work to thwart each one’s contributions.

We need more political representatives in parliament for accountability and collective submissions. Not these two that have failed to ensure peace, and reconciliation at our expense.

Rega Ndipindewo.

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SWAT 7 months ago

This woman is she related to the editor

zoe 7 months ago

hauna paunopinda. Harare belongs to CCC.

Wamambo90 7 months ago

Mbuya imi garai pasi hamuna zvamoziva kupolitics kwasiyana nemadrama enyu

Chigaramboko 7 months ago

Ava sisi ngavadzikame zvasiyana neku actoe madrama izvi

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 7 months ago

𝗔𝘀𝗶 𝗶𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗣𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗱 𝗲𝗿𝗲? 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗵𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝗿, 𝘀𝗵𝗲'𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘃𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗻 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗶𝘁𝗶.

SANDO HURU 7 months ago

uuum cc yo do the wrong turn by challenging a Yellow Ripe Cde Biti only. Don't against yellow to avoid the pain of engulfing your own 👅 tongue thinking it's meat. Who will vote u if u are against people/ vanhu/ citizens / yellow forces or cyclone. Mira kuzvifonera young girl hapana chaunoziva u have no information or anything nxaa. Ungatozotiitira worse tikanya neNhamburo more

gara pasi 7 months ago

regai sisi vahukurewo veduwe


Zvazvanga zvingori 7 months ago

Watoirasa mfana,campaign strategy yako yakadhakwa.You are content in dislodging Biti' from the seat ,then after that hauna chimwe chauri kuda kuita.Mukupe zvaakapinda neby election gore Riya wadii kutaura kuti akaitei.Iwewe neumwe Mukuru should have long stayed kumadrama ikoko.Ikoko muri # 1.Naivavo mukuru you are a perfect match.Your politics is filled with anger and emotions on Biti' than reasoning.You don't get my sorry

Hulk Hogan 7 months ago

If only you kept quite maybe you were going to get 15 votes,but now that you have spoken you alone will vote for yourself.
If i was you i would vote for a change,CCC so that Giants like Biti would transform the Acting/arts Industries in Zimbabwe because right now its pathetic.Now you artists are unsettled you leave your posts and run to Politics,why?In Politics you'll be soon forgotten this year,what about in the future?You'll be confused,because you will find yourself kneeling to the same Giant you are trying to oppose now.
Oooh such a lost soul,lost vote....
Come on vote Biti,CCC and forget about your ????Ooh i forgot your party's name.
Vote Chamisa and be a Yellow born.

Ten Tin 7 months ago

Script rako wanyorerwa Nani Bhai Musarurwa?

Ten Tin 7 months ago

Script rako wanyorerwa Nani Bhai Musarurwa?

Khalifa 7 months ago


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